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Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Sat Dec 04 09:46:23 1999

> > > As for BSDI, is it possible for them to trade their /17 in to ARIN for a
> > > more likely routable one?
> > 
> > 	NO.  Arin can't presume to know what is or is not routable.
> registries have no control over backbone BGP filters, they can't guarantee
> routability.  If there's not a good chance of their allocations being
> routable, then what's the point in allocating space?

	Lets back up a tad and approch from another direction.
	Routable by whom? 

	One of the important (and some would say the most important)
	things a registry can do is keep accurate information on 
	delegations. If a user of space does not care that its packets
	are visable via Sprint (to pick on an ISP at random), then
	why should a registry care, as long as the user of IP space is
	happy. The registry should be willing and able to make such
	a delegation and registry clients ought to be able to ensure
	that the registry has accurate data about them and their delegation.

	IMHO, registries must be blind to ISP routing policy.